What is it with these big-tired old Fords? I found this just a few hours after the ’81 T-Bird I posted earlier this morning.
This one’s rocking Jeep rims and tires.
I guess the all-compassing SUV fad is spilling into cars from the ’80s and ’90s.
I had heard about these, but hadn’t actually seen one until now. This is part of the “Zombie Apocalypse” package for those that wanted luxury in escape vehicle. The increased clearance helped with driving over Zombies as necessary to get to the fully stocked safe house.
I think it’s a case of “The old tires are worn down to the fiber. I can’t afford new tires. These are taking up space in the garage, let’s see if they fit.”
I wonder how many speeding tickets he has accumulated.
CC Effect … I just saw a seriously lifted Panther Crown Vic yesterday. And I’m sure it’s not a coincidence that I’m in Oregon now.
Refugee from Sky Hill
I was right – the stock wheel openings *were* too big on these cars.
This it the first Town Car I’ve seen with big tires, but there are quite a few Lifted Crown Vics out there. I’ve considered doing it with one of mine since I’ve got one that is lowered, might as well have a lifted one to park next to it.
These are “battle cars” which is a thing these days. Best I can tell, Panther chassis cars are favorites …. 2wd, off road tires and lifted.
Back in the 80s, we called them “field cars”. My favorite was a 73 Buick Century with a strong Buick block 350. A buddy had a 76 Regal. The Collonade chassis was awesomely durable. By comparison we also gave the same treatment to a 76 Duster, 77 Fury and 81 Cutlass, all of which were hopelessly feeble and fell apart in short order
I had 10-15LT tires on the back of my 73 Century Luxus, for logging trail adventures. It suffered through a fair amount of abuse and handled it quite well, especially since I made it into a jig saw Targa.
Reminds me of the childhood hobby of removing the chassis of one die cast car, and swapping it with that of another. As long as the wheelbases and underside fastening hard points matched up.
I’m not sold on the approach and departure angles. 😆
Most people here are familiar with the special packages Lincoln has offered over the years like the Bill Blass, Givenchy, Cartier, and Pucci. This car is the very rare and super exclusive Jeff Foxworthy edition.
And just like almost every other Town Car from this era the rear appears to be sagging…
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